Welcome! Congratulations on your decision to attend the Governor’s trade mission to Singapore and Vietnam hosted by World Trade Center Utah and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

To ensure you have everything you need to attend this trade mission, please review and be sure to complete the checklist below. Flights and accommodations fill up quickly, so we recommend you begin making travel arrangements as soon as possible.

Additionally, if you are attending the Vietnam portion of the trade mission, you must apply for a VISA ASAP. See below for details on applying.

Download a printable checklist. 

Complete the trade mission registration no later than Tuesday July 11, 2017. To register visit: wtcutah.com/singapore-vietnam-2017/application

  • When filling out the registration, please make sure you have read over the first page of the registration to ensure you provide the type of information we are looking for
  • You can always save and resume your registration at a later date should you need to look up information.
  • You will automatically receive a confirmation email with a copy of your registration upon submission.

Pay the $500 non-refundable deposit fee to reserve your spot on the trade mission, which is due no later than Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The deposit fee will go towards the total participation fee and is used to cover trade mission costs pertaining to the participant, such as receptions and select transport.

  • You will receive an invoice via email within two business days that includes an option to pay online.
  • You may also pay by mail via check. Please be sure to mail the check to the following address:

Attn: Marcie Wallace
World Trade Center Utah
60 E. South Temple, #300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

For questions on payment, please contact WTC Utah Office Manager Marcie Wallace at mwallace@wtcutah.com or call us at (801) 532-8080.

If interested in applying for STEP funding, be sure to fill out the separate STEP matching grant application no later than July 11. To apply click here: https://www.tfaforms.com/414989

Please note you will be notified of your STEP funding status by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and not through World Trade Center Utah.

To attend the Vietnam portion of the trade mission, you must apply for a VISA ASAP.  You may apply in one of the following three ways:


To apply using Visa-bilty visit http://business.utah.gov/business-directory/visability/ or call (801) 359-8472.

The Travel Broker

To apply using The Travel Broker visit http://thetravelbroker.com/

Directly through the Vietnam Consulate

1. Go to this link: http://vietnamconsulate-sf.org/en/2017/05/11/visa to apply.

2. When filling out the form please answer the following questions (please download and refer to this sample application form here):

9.  Purpose of visit: Business
10. Name, address of your contact (organization or individual) in Vietnam:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
No.1 Ton That Dam
Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam

11. Proposed date of entry and exit from Vietnam: August 29, 2017 – September 3, 2017

12. Number of entries: single

3. Obtain a money or cashiers check of $60 for VISA fee.

4. Put everything (application form, 2 photos, copy of passport, payment and self stamped return envelope) in to an envelope and mail to:

VISA Section
Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, US
1700 California Street, Suite 580 San Francisco, CA 94109

For a sample application, please click here.

Each participant is responsible for completing the necessary forms and checking the application status of their VISA.

WTC Utah recommends the following flights, although participants are welcome to alternative travel as needed. We strongly suggest for in-country flights to use Vietnam Air and not Vietjet.

International flights (Delta):

Friday, August 25 DEPART ARRIVE
11:10 am
12:10 am
**Sunday, August 26
Sunday, September 3 DEPART ARRIVE
N 302, DL 166, DL 1838
6:10 am
2:07 pm

In-Country Flights (Vietnam Airlines):

Tuesday, August 29 DEPART ARRIVE
VN 662
1:05 pm
3:25 pm
Thursday, August 31 DEPART ARRIVE
VN 239
2:00 pm
4:410 pm

Book your hotel. WTC Utah recommends the following hotels and has secured group rates for select recommended hotels (must book by July 27). Please note that some briefings and receptions will take place at the recommended hotels.

Ritz-Carlton SingaporeTo book a Deluxe Kallang room click here  or for the club premier suite click here.
Metropol Sofitel. To book, follow these steps:

  1. Download and fill out the reservation form here: http://wtcutah.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Reservation-form.docx
  2. Download and fill out the debit authorization form here: http://wtcutah.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Dedit-authorization-form-1.pdf
  3. For best security of sensitive information, fax forms to +842438260187. Alternatively, scan and email the forms to tien.vu@sofitel.com.
Ho Chi Minh
Renaissance Riverside.Click here for group rate.

The deadline to secure discounted group rates for each hotel is July 27, 2018.

Email your flight and accommodation confirmation to WTC Utah Events Manager Meg Garfield at mgarfield@wtcutah.com.

Attend pre-trade mission orientation at TBD date and bring copy of your passport.

Pay remaining participation fee amount by July 27, 2017. Invoice and final cost to follow.

Leave Salt Lake on Friday, August 25 to arrive in Singapore on Sunday, August 27. Return to Salt Lake City on Sunday, September 3 (should you opt-in for the cultural add-on day on Saturday, September 2.)